The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is conducting a statewide Brain Injury Needs & Resources Assessment of the needs of individuals with brain injury, their family members/caregivers, and professionals and programs serving persons with brain injury in Virginia. The Survey Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SERL) at Virginia Commonwealth University is assisting DARS in collecting information from individuals and caregivers about their experiences.
If you are at least 18 years of age and a survivor of a brain injury or the caregiver of someone with a brain injury, you may be eligible to participate. This survey is not limited to only those who sustained traumatic brain injuries (e.g. car accidents, assaults, falls, bicycle injury, sports Injury, combat related injury); it also includes other types of brain injury (e.g. stroke, brain tumor, brain aneurysm, lack of oxygen, infection).
As a professional or program, you may also be eligible to participate, to provide information about the resources you offer, the gaps in services you experience, and the needs you see among those you serve.
If you would like to participate in the survey, please click here and complete the information requested (this is not a link to the actual written survey, but this is where you give permission to send the survey to you either by mail or via a web link).
If you know someone who might like to participate but is unable to opt in via the internet, they can call Jenn Reid with SERL at 804-827-0459 to request a pen and paper version be sent by mail.
Information provided through the completion of the survey will help DARS and other brain injury providers plan and promote appropriate service delivery for survivors and their family members/caregivers. Survey information collected by SERL is treated confidentially; neither DARS nor SERL will share any personal information such as name or address in the final report.
If you have any questions about the survey contact SERL via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 804-827-0459.